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South Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences

2021, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part B

Assessment of tick prevalence and associated potential risk factors on small ruminant populations in and around Gondar town, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia


Author(s): Teferi Mandado and Barnabas Bazabhie

Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2018 to April 2019 to estimate prevalence of tick infestation and the associated risk factoris on small ruminant’s population in and around Gondar town. The study was carried out through physical examination and laboratory identification of ticks. Out of 245 small ruminants (165 sheep and 80 goats) examined, 51.02% were found infested with ticks. The prevalence of tick infestation in goats and sheep was found to be 43.75% and 52.72%, respectively. Among the potential risk factors considered in this study, season and body conditions were showed a significant difference (P<0.05) in ticks infestation of small ruminants. The predominant tick species identified in the study were Amblyomma variegatum (57.1%), Hyalomma (26.6%), Boophilus (9%) and Rhipicephalu (7.3%). Therefore, to reduce high prevalence of ticks and their impacts on the productivity in small ruminants, appropriate and strategic control measure should be taken in addition to the community awareness creation about the importance and control stratagies of ticks and tick borne diseases of small ruminants for the animals` owners.

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Teferi Mandado, Barnabas Bazabhie. Assessment of tick prevalence and associated potential risk factors on small ruminant populations in and around Gondar town, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia. South Asian J Agric Sci 2021;1(1):98-102.
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